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Linfield defeat Crusaders to take County Antrim Shield during boss David Jeffrey's last ever final

Crusaders 0 - 0 Linfield (Linfield win 4 - 1 on penalties)

Linfield have won the County Antrim Shield after defeating Crusaders on penalties during David Jeffrey's last final in charge.

Jeffrey had to endure the pressure of extra time and penalties before he could see lead his beloved Linfield into a final win for the last time on Tuesday evening.

The club's boss for 17 years, Jeffrey has now equalled Roy Coyle's record of 31 trophies as Linfield manager.

Speaking ahead of Tuesday's clash in Ballymena, Jeffrey - who announced two weeks ago that he will leave his post at the end of the season - said all he was focused on was taking the title for Linfield.

"All that is in my mind is winning a trophy for Linfield Football Club," he said.

"We had a trophyless season last year, when at Linfield there is a demand for trophies. That is something that we have to put right.

"We lost the Shield final to Ballymena on penalties last season, but the simple truth is that we weren't good enough on the night."

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